Our Mission

Our Mission … our role

The Quebec Golf Superintendents Association is a professional organization tightly committed to its members and fully dedicated to the superintendents’ interests. Based upon a well defined organization chart, the QGSA must comply with a series of well-identified commitments in order to ensure a promising future to all golf course superintendents.

  • Encourage and promote scientific research in connection with golf course maintenance and management.
  • Become actively involved in crucial issues, such as the environment, pesticides, etc.
  • Promote continuous training for its members through an association with numerous learning opportunities and a program recognizing their continued efforts.
  • Set up annual conferences in order to ensure the development of its members.
  • Organize social events such as traditional golf tournaments in order to keep its members up to date with the industry‘s activities.
  • Publish, three times a year, the Grassmaniac magazine in order to keep its members up to date with the industry’s activities and offer articles dedicated to help them in their work.
  • Establish sound budget management procedures and provide annual financial statements to its members.
  • Offer to its members a multitude of services tailored to everyone’s needs.

History

The Quebec Superintendents Association was founded in 1964 and consists of well over 500 members. We are involved at different levels in research, education of our members, publication and environment. All our activities are targeted towards the development and the influence of the Superintendent’s position within the golf industry.

The work of a Superintendent has increasingly become more complex and the tasks more significant. Our Association must continue to support its members in their work and their development in the most active way as possible – which is our goal.

Promoting our Association is a collective effort. We have become one of the most innovative and dynamic regional associations and with your cooperation we will keep up the good work.

Past presidents

  • Archie Gramigna (1968, 1969, 1970)
  • Harold Gard (1971, 1972)
  • Robert Martin (1973)
  • Armand Godin (1974, 1975)
  • Lionel Langevin (1976, 1977)
  • Bob Trevis (1978, 1979)
  • Georges Langevin (1980, 1981)
  • Joseph Buki (1982, 1983)
  • Doug Meyer (1984, 1985)
  • Jocelyn Dupont (1986, 1987)
  • Mark Dufresne (1988, 1989)
  • Paulo Roberge (1989, 1990)
  • Franz Hasenhundl (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • Pierre Alarie (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Tim Harkness (1997, 1998, 1999)
  • Claude Gaudet (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Rick Brown (2003, 2004)
  • Robert Côté (2005, 2006)
  • Christian Pilon (2007, 2008)
  • Éric Ward (2009, 2010)
  • Jacques Lessard (2011, 2012)
  • Eric Ward (2013, 2014)
  • John Scott (2015, 2016, 2017)